Grenfell – what you can do to help

Our thoughts go out to the community of Grenfell and we encourage people to give what they           can to support those affected in their hour of real need.Crowdfunder’s mission is to connect people and resources to make ideas happen. We work with project owners across the UK to coach and[…]

My Journey to TEDx

Si Walker writes about his journey at Crowdfunder and his recent TEDx talk. As humans we are in the business of good ideas, but there are some very real obstacles that exist that can stop us from taking our idea’s from notepad to reality.Like many of the team here at Crowdfunder I know what it is[…]

The Fiver: Indulgence

 It’s Friday. Summer is just around the corner. If that’s not a good enough reason for a little indulgence, I don’t know what is. Cheers! One GinThis unique botanical spirit funds life-changing water projects the world’s poorest communities.£8,400 (42%) raised from 100 supporters ARAN BakeryThese Scottish bakers are raising some dough for their artisan loaves.£7,765 (97%) raised from[…]

The Fiver: Harmony

 It’s no secret that we believe in the power of a Crowd. From the innovative to the everyday, amazing things can happen when people come together. Here’s five movers and shakers, live on Crowdfunder right now. Springboard Youth AcademyCheck out this unique programme for young asylum-seekers and refugees, piloting this summer. £11,570 (96%) raised from 126 supporters TechPixiesWith training, support and[…]

The Fiver: That’s the ticket

 That’s the ticketHere’s the five hottest tickets on Crowdfunder right now.Don’t wait up. Samphire FestivalBring the whole family along to this award-winning independent music and arts festival by the sea.£5,865 (49%) raised from 44 supporters Space&RockBag a VIP ticket to the launch event for Space&Rock, where funky brides and grooms can find weird and wonderful venues.£4,400 (44%)[…]

The Fiver: Elemental

 ElementalWe’ve been battling the elements this week at Crowdfunder HQ in Newquay, with wintery wind and wild water swirling around outside. Nature can be harsh, but also gentle, warm and nurturing – something these five projects are making the most of.If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain. Bird SunglassesThere’s more[…]

From Frome to Birmingham – £495,000 of grants for local projects

Keen crowdfunders know how brilliant crowdfunding is for turning individual projects into reality – but increasingly whole communities are now launching campaigns with funds to make ideas happen in their area.Two shining examples are Birmingham and Frome who today are launching two campaigns with funds and coaching designed to support local projects.Birmingham City Council have[…]

The Fiver: Groundbreakers

 Celebrating brave ideas…Here’s five ‘outside-the-box’ thinkers, making the world a better place one pledge at a time…Turtle TracksTurtle Tracks are on a mission to help protect threatened sea turtles by GPS tracking egg poachers in Central America. £1,415 (40%) raised from 62 supportersFishy FilamentsThis Cornish engineer is taking sustainability in the fishing industry to a whole[…]

The Fiver: In the spotlight

Raise the curtain, roll the cameras!Here’s five fantastic film, theatre and music projects that’ll have the critics roaring… Black IslandIf you like swashbuckling and Caribbean rum, then you’ll enjoy this short film about a marooned 18th-century pirate. ARRR!£1,120 (44%) raised from 19 supporters OFFSIDEFollowing four women from across the centuries who live, breathe and play football –[…]

How crowdfunding works for fashion and design projects

Today we are giving away £1,000 to two top-notch fashion and design business ideas. Want to win? Check out the competition page to enter.Winners will need to be raising money on Crowdfunder in February to receive the £1,000 pledge. And hey, even if you don’t win you can still crowdfund to make your great idea happen.We’re turning[…]